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Srixon’s new Z-series 565 and 765 drivers, F65 fairway woods and H65 hybrids

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Srixon’s new Z-Series drivers, fairway woods and hybrids take the looks that better players prefer, and pump them up with technologies that players of all skill levels need, producing more speed and forgiveness.

In 2014, the company first released its Z-series drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. Srixon was applauded for the clean looks and performance of the clubs, especially for better players. Now, Srixon has upgraded with new technologies throughout the line, which include the new Z 565 and 765 drivers, Z F65 fairway woods and Z H65 hybrids.

Find out more about each of the offerings below, and see what GolfWRX members are saying about Srixon’s new clubs in the forums.

Z 565 and 765 Drivers

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Z 565 on left, 765 on right

In the previously released Z-Series, the 500 model was designed for golfers who needed a higher trajectory, more carry and a draw-bias, while the 700 model was built for those who needed or preferred a more penetrating, lower-spinning ball flight. The same goes the new release, but there are a few major differences.

As is the goal with any new driver on the market today, Srixon was able to raise moment of inertia (MOI), a measure of forgiveness, while lowering center of gravity (CG) of the new drivers. Doing both allows for the maximum amount of distance and consistency. To make the improvements, Srixon implemented three major upgrades from its previously released 500 and 700 models.

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Both drives have soles that are built with ripples, or steps, a design that Srixon says allows the face to flex more at impact. With each step (going from the back of the club to the club face), the sole becomes thinner, with the thinnest part of the sole by the club face. That means there’s more stability in the rear of the club and more flex near the face: a combination producing a higher MOI, and greater ball speeds at impact.

In order to lower center of gravity, Srixon removed 4 grams of weight from the crown, moving it elsewhere in the head — namely the bottom-rear portion for the purpose of MOI.

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Lastly, Srixon’s stretch cup face technology — similar to what’s seen in the company’s high-end XXIO9 driver — is a design that wraps the forged 6-4 Ti cup face farther around the sides of the crown, thus “stretching” the sweet spot, or maximum coefficient of restitution (COR) area of the driver, improving performance on off-center hits.

In terms of size, the Z 565 measures 460 cubic centimeters, while the Z 765 is more workable 440 cubic centimeters. Below are differences in trajectories that can be expected, via Srixon.

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The Z 565 and Z 765 drivers will be available for $450 on Sept. 16. Each comes in lofts of 9.5 and 10.5 degrees, with adjustable hosels that have 12 settings (loft +/- one degree, and face angle +/- two degrees). The stock shaft is Miyazaki’s new Kaula Mizu 5.

Photos: Srixon Z 565

Photos: Srixon Z 765

Z F65 fairway woods

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Like the Z 565 and Z 765 drivers, Srixon’s new fairway woods have a stretch face cup design, although their faces are made from HT1770 maraging steel alloy. Also, for more speed, the face of the F65 is 8 percent thinner than its F45 predecessor, thus increasing the high COR area, according to Srixon.

There is also a “step” on the sole of the fairway wood, which Srixon says is “strategically placed” for a high launch and low spin.

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On the crown, you’ll also notice a step, or what Srixon calls an Arc Support Channel, which also leads to a higher launch angle and less spin. It works by allowing more flex, mostly on the upper portion of the face, thus allowing a higher launch. The crown’s step is more shallow in the lower lofts (13.5, 15 and 17 degrees), and deeper in the higher lofts (19 and 21) in order to improve club-specific trajectories.

The Z F65 fairway woods, which are non-adjustable, will be available for $250 each on Sept. 16, and come stock with a Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 shaft.

Z H65 hybrids

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The Z H65 hybrids are made with a maraging steel face insert.

The Z H65 hybrids are also built with progressive Arc Support Channels on their crowns, and use higher step as their lofts increase. The graphic from Srixon below explains the differences. See how the step is higher in the 4 hybrid than the 2 hybrid?

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In terms of turf interaction, the lowest-lofted hybrid (16 degrees) has a flatter sole, which Srixon says influences a higher initial trajectory off the face, while the higher-lofted hybrids (19 and 22 degrees), use a rounder shape that improves versatility. A Srixon graphic below illustrates this design feature.

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The Z H65 hybrids are availble for $230 each on Sept. 16, and come stock with Miyazaki’s Kaula Mizu 7 shafts.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Srixon’s new metal wood line in our forums. 

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. kade

    Aug 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    545 has been out 2 years, don’t act like Srixon is TaylorMade or Callaway

  2. Alvin

    Jul 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I’m still pi**** off with Srixon for killing Cleveland’s line of driver and irons.

  3. Harry

    Jul 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Sounds good to me. New clubs are always overpriced. This means there will also be lots of clearance specials out there.

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2021 Virtual PGA Show: Things we loved, Day 1

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As promised, we’re checking out all the digital booths at the 2021 Virtual PGA Show for items of intrigue and note, and we’ve found no shortage of interesting items.

Here are a few of our favorites from our first day of browsing.

(More on the 2021 Virtual PGA Show here)

Altaz rangefinder

That’s not a flip screen video camera—it’s an alternative to playing pirate with a telescope to acquire distances. 

Product description: Our rangefinder adds an external 3″ LCD screen which makes it much easier to search the target. No more twitching eye, sunglass in the way, or shakey hand, our rangefinder eliminates all the problems that many golfers experience. It is simple as using similar to digital camcorders, just point, and press. Golf will get the right distance to help them select the right club to improve their scores.

Website: www.altaz.golf

Sik Component Bag

We like this presentation of the buffet of options for Sik putters both for the fitting capabilities and the minimal use of shop square footage for retailers…and of course, if you’re a real gearhead, you just buy the thing for personal use. 

Product description: Become a SIK Golf retailer with SIK Golf’s Component Bag, a complete matrix of interchangeable heads, hosels, and gripped shafts that are ready to assemble into every possible SIK putter combination. The Component Bag also includes multiple standard shaft lengths and Armlock setups for your customers to test drive. Displayed and stored in a classic SIK Golf Staff Bag, featuring organized and compartmentalized drawers.

Website: www.sikgolf.com

Custom Golf Bag Hoods

We’ve seen specialty bag hoods before, but nothing on the level that Custom Golf Bag Hoods is doing.

Company info: Custom Golf Bag Hoods was created so that golfers around the world could dress their bag up from the ugly black rain hood you get when you buy the golf bag which eventually you’ll end up losing or miss placing it. CGBH are made of water-resistant nylon fabric with a 24-inch zipper and vinyl leather piping to keep the hood upright and sturdy, velcro straps to secure it to the bag, and DIY button snaps to make your own buttons in the position of your existing snaps on your bag.

Website: customgolfbaghoods.com

Areso Golf: RW Design Wedge

While we can’t speak to the feel or performance, the materials story is compelling and the aesthetics would definitely earn these wedges a test at a traditional PGA Show Demo Day!

Product info: RW Design Wedges are made from forging carbon steel and milled face for maximum spin around the greens. Grooves and face are machined for spin and face variable thickness controlled for performance.

Ecco: Biom H4 shoe

An enhanced, improved, and even more stylish version of one of the most popular designs on the market. What’s not to love?

Product description: The ECCO BIOM H4 is made in durable ECCO leather with a slick, micro-perforated embossing and GORE-TEX waterproof technology to keep your feet dry even in wet conditions. The new ECCO MTN GRIP outsole features our signature FLUIDFORM™ Technology, as well as an eye-catching PU midsole with TPU inserts on either side that securely hug your foot and offer added stability and support while you’re on the green.

Website: www.us.ecco.com

Puttist Putting Meter 

We may be biased, as our James Chang covered the Puttist back in November, but this is one of the most unique training aids on the market. 

Product description: Puttist Inc. was established in 2009 for “PUTTIST”, the first putting meter in the world. Don’t practice, just have fun with distance-metering game up to 50ft. Your score will go up so naturally and no more suffering from 3-putt. That is why people call “PUTTIST” 3-putt Killer! Rechargeable and Plug-in model available for meter and feet. Just Putt & Win!

Website: www.puttist.com

PuttView: The Book

There are plenty of green book vendors, but Puttview’s stylish presentation of the maximum amount of information allowed under USGA rules definitely caught our eye. 

Product description: PuttView’s “The Book” is the component that brings your indoor and outdoor experience together. Every detail of “The Book” was designed to help you save a shot under the most critical tournament situations. PuttView’s technology and attention to detail results in the most accurate book allowable under the Rules of Golf.

Website: www.puttview.com

Stay tuned tomorrow for more products from the 2021 Virtual PGA Merchandise Show!

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Whats in the Bag

Jimmy Walker WITB 2021 (January)

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Driver: Titleist TSI3 (8 degrees @7.25, D1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees @13.5) 
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees) 
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4) Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper AMT Tour White X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (48-10F, 54-M, 60-04L), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (64 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue  X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2 Custom

Ball: ’21 Titleist Pro V1x

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Akshay Bhatia WITB 2021 (January)

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Akshay Bhatia what’s in the bag accurate as of The American Express.

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed LS  (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Green 65 6.5 TX

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Green 75 6.5 TX

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT Proto (3), Callaway Apex MB ’21 (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS TG Hybrid Proto 105 X (3), KBS $-Taper Black 125 S+ (4-PW)

Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw (50-S, 54-S, 60-C)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125S+

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Armlock 7

Grips: Iomic Sticky 2.3 Black

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

 

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